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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A loom used in figure-weaving.
  • noun The warp-threads are passed through loops made in strings arranged in a vertical plane, a string to each warp-thread. The strings are arranged in separate groups, and are pulled by a draw-boy in the order required by the pattern, the groups being drawn up by pressing upon handles. It was the predecessor of the Jacquard loom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of loom used in weaving figured patterns; -- called also drawboy.
  • noun A species of damask made on the drawloom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic A kind of loom used in weaving figured patterns.
  • noun dated A species of damask made on the drawloom.

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  • Besides being the early loom that preceeded the Jaquard loom, also the name of a type of damask made on such a loom.

    November 22, 2010